Pocahontas (1995)

Without a doubt, the songs in this movie are great and memorable. If you haven't seen this movie before, then I would recommend it.

Pocahontas (Irene Bedard)

Wow, I'm surprised it's been four years since I've seen this movie. Though compared to some other movies I've rewatched recently, four years is a short difference.

In any case, watching the movie today, I definitely noticed many details which definitely don't come to mind. In particular, I would not have been able to recap the entire plot as it occurred. Rather, my summary would have been the English arrive, Pocahontas sings "Just Around the Riverbend," John Smith meets Pocahontas, Pocahontas sings "Colors of the Wind," Pocahontas jumps on top of John Smith before he's killed by her father, and the English go home. In actuality, a lot of details happen in between these events.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 88% match. I decided to give the movie a thumbs up.

Meeko (John Kassir) and Percy (Danny Mann)

Instant Comments:
2: The sound begins during the black screen.
2: Hehe. Wine continues to pour.
2: Hmm. Drums also lead into the Native Americans.
2: What type of Native American was Pocahontas? [Wikipedia says she was the daughter of Chief Powhatan, paramount chief of Tsenacommacah]
1: Haha. Meeko's follow-up dive.
2: I didn't realize the similarity between Moana and Pocahontas. Both are female characters whose fathers want them to assume there place in the tribe.

John Smith (Mel Gibson) and Governor Ratcliffe (David Ogden Stiers)

1: I don't think I ever noticed the detail of how Pocahontas takes that one dive down the river during "Just Around the River Bend."
2: Oh, a compass.
2: Smile. Meeko takes the cherry that he placed in Percy's mouth.
2: The first instance of the word "mine" is as a verb [e.g., to mine for gold]
3: I feel like digging for gold randomly in the forest doesnt make sense. Did they not have the scientific knowledge of where gold settles?
2: I totally didn't remember that John Smith jumped out ready to shoot her.
3: When John spots Pocahontas, the theme "If I Never Knew You" plays then when she runs off, "Listen With Your Heart" plays...

Nakoma (Michelle St. John), Meeko, Flit (Frank Welker), and Pocahontas

3: I guess the magic is she understands by listening to her heart
1: Hahahahaha. Meeko and Flit's jaws drop upon hearing Pocahontas speak, "Pocahontas. My name is Pocahontas."
2: Off the top of my head, Pocahontas is the Disney character who I'd be most attracted to. [She has an exotic, natural beauty. As opposed to Esmeralda who's a talented dancer.][I suppose those two would be followed by Jane, and then Meg, and then Aurora. And then Rapunzel with regular long hair.][Then again, comparing apples to apples requires all the characters being interpreted by a single artist, and that can vary the attractiveness of the character.]
3: Kind of interesting to watch this movie while cancel culture is a big movement. Essentially instead of pocahontas just condemning john smith for his ignorant ways, she approaches him and tries to get him to understand her point of view ("Colors of the Wind").
3: Oh I thought it was "or whether we are..." but it's "for whether we are..." which makes much more sense.

Pocahontas and John Smith

2: Meeko finishes the braid.
3: What an unfortunate chain of events and misunderstanding. And the thing is the flaws are external to the source of resolution. Kakoma doesn't trust Pochantas, Thomas is insecure and naive, Kokoam is purely jealous (he was not protecting Pocahontas in any way)
2: So much happens in a short time. Kiss > Fight > Shot > Meeko & Percy.
1: "I'd rather die tomorrow, than live 100 years without knowing you."
2: So much trouble was caused by the secondary characters Nakoma and Thomas.
3: I remember Raleigh takes a gun and fires but I dont remember how it doesn't result in war.
3: Oh, I see. John saves the day

Pocahontas's father Powhatan (Russell Means)

2: I saw Meeko throwing out some stuff and rewinded to see what items get thrown out. Meeko throws an acorn (possibly a reference to The Sword in the Stone), a fork (possibly a reference to The Little Mermaid), a small trumpet, and a tea cup. [Hmm. These items can be too generic to be actual references.][In one of the close-ups, the dinglehopper has a bent prong. The fork Meeko tosses does not have any bent prongs.]
1: Oh. I probably never noticed that line. "Well, let's hope the wind is with him." 2: Although this refers to the winds of the sea, it also ties in with the theme of wind in the movie.
1=20140211, 2=20180222, 3=20211126

Watched many, many times before.
Watched 20140211 (Netflix, Instant, HD)
Watched 20180222 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20211126 (Disney+)
Pocahontas (1995) Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg.

John Smith and Pocahontas

Relevant Links:
Pocahontas (1995 film) (Wikipedia.org)

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